Hurricane Dorian

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Hurricane Dorian

Brynn Eubanks, Reporter

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   Something as simple as heavy rains can suddenly turn into the most life-changing experience. Dorian formed on August 23rd then strengthened to a tropical storm on August 25th and became a horrific hurricane on August 28th 2019. 

      Dorian undertook the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Aug 27, proving a hurricane and tropical storm warnings for both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Witnessing the largest rainfall amounts of more than 36 inches over the Bahamas and in an area off the coast of Northeastern Florida. A large area of rainfall between 16 and 24 inches fell in many areas off the U.S. East Coast. Areas affected include those from South Carolina to the Bahamas, another off the North Carolina coast, a third area off the coasts of southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, and the New England states. Those affected encountered local heavy rains and flooding. Over Labor Day weekend Hurricane Dorian strained over the Bahamas as Category 5 storm, killing more than 30 people. Hurricane Dorian had left 44 people dead in the Bahamas, approximately two people dead in the United States and have left more than 70,000 people homeless. The Bahamas death toll is expected to rise due to the low amount of access to basic necessities.

      Vernal Cooper who was sheltered in a government facility said,”There’s houses destroyed… This needs to end,” Cooper isn’t the only one in desperate search for a change.

 There are plenty of organizations that provide aid to those affected. The Red Cross organization is asking citizens to donate by visiting RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Givers also have the option of texting the word DORIAN to 90999, which will automatically donate $10 to Dorian relief efforts.

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